Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda
East African countries have abundant bamboo resources, but the plant’s full potential for poverty alleviation, job creation and environmental protection has not been fully realised. Running from 2020 to 2023, Phase II of the Dutch-Sino-East Africa Bamboo Development Programme is working to transfer knowledge, technologies and policy experiences from Europe and Asia to help develop the bamboo sector in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, to make it organised, efficient, vibrant and visible. The Dutch-Sino-East Africa Programme builds on the first phase of the project, which ran from 2016 to 2019.
The specific objectives of the programme are to:
The Programme is expected to provide direct benefits to some 28,500 people, as well as restoring 5000 hectares of degraded land with bamboo and enhancing sustainable management practices for 5000 hectares of bamboo plantations and farms. The target groups are smallholder farmers, women, youth, small-to-medium enterprises and larger industries.
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